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RED FLAG New York as well

October 16, 2008

Here is another reason I don’t think we will have a President on November 4th.

Illegal aliens may be voting in NY.

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  1. An expert panel of immigration, homeland security and motor vehicle policy professionals and officials assembled today to provide testimony on 23,000 driver’s licenses, issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles last year; to an ad hoc Task Force consisting of State Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola (R – North Greenbush) and Ed Kowalski, Director of 9/11 Families for a Secure America.

    The licenses were issued to foreign visitors present in the United States legally, but a temporary basis, which is a normal practice in New York State. However, these particular licenses were issued as part of ‘Phase 1’ of former Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to issue driver’s licenses to all residents of New York—regardless of immigration status—and in contravention to normal DMV policy, did not contain a “Temporary Visitor” stamp. This practice was later abolished, although the so-called “Spitzer licenses” were never recalled.

    In April 2008, DMV Commissioner David Swarts proposed that the state had no legal authority to revoke the licenses, although William Film, a Deputy County Clerk in charge of a DMV Office, disagreed at today’s hearing at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan.

    Jim Staudenraus, a concerned citizen who testified at the hearing and had previously taken legal action in STAUDENRAUS V. SPITZER against Spitzer’s original driver’s license plan, maintained that even if the DMV were to flag the license holders in question and require them to update their immigration status when renewing their licenses, significant voter fraud had already occurred due to the licenses and is likely to continue.

    Due to the Federal Motor Voter Law, New York is required to provide individuals with the opportunity to register to vote at the same time that they apply for a driver’s license or seek to renew a driver’s license. According to the New York Post, while it is up to the local boards of election to determine who is eligible to vote, it is rare that election officials check into a person’s legal status, especially if they have identifying information on their voter-registration form like a driver’s license.

    “The right to vote is the most sacred in any Democracy. When you consider how many Americans have fought and died for that right, it is an outrage that New York State has provided non-citizens with a laminated invitation to vote fraud,” Staudenraus said.

    Testimony was heard from Brian Zimmer, President of the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, which noted that as issued, the Spitzer licenses are permanent instruments. Documentation provided by Zimmer indicated that under current DMV policy, no valid proof of immigration status would be required for these license holders to renew them in indefinite eight year increments, even though they may have overstayed their visa by that time.

    Dr. Stephen Steinlight of the Center for Immigration Studies felt that these Spitzer licenses pose a serious threat to national security.

    “The driver’s license is the mother of all validating documents, possessing one opens a myriad of doors,” Steinlight said. “It did for the 9/11 mass murderers. I’m sure we all share the nightmare it has already enabled terrorists to transport dirty bombs in suitcases in the trunks of cars all across America. It has fueled the financial meltdown. It also represents the potential for massive voter fraud in the upcoming Presidential and Congressional elections. All one needs is a driver’s license.”

    The panel listened to expert testimony on potential solutions to avert voter fraud and a national security nightmare caused by this administrative action taken by Governor Spitzer and the DMV which was never vetted through the legislature. Ball and Merola plan to deliver a written report on or about January 1, 2009.

    “With all of the recent allegations leveled against ACORN, it makes me uneasy to hear that this kind of voter fraud potential exists here in New York because of Spitzer licenses,” Ball said. “What genuinely frightens me though, is that the DMV really has no idea if terrorists looking for ‘breeder documents’ knew about these Spitzer licenses and may already be embedded here to stay because of them. From this day forward, my mission is to ensure that these 23,000 licenses are scrutinized against the FBI national database, scrubbed against the voter registration rolls, and brought into compliance with the Real ID Act so that the expiration of the license will not postdate the expiration of the visa used to obtain it.”


  2. An expert panel of immigration, homeland security and motor vehicle policy professionals and officials assembled today to provide testimony on 23,000 driver’s licenses, issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles last year; to an ad hoc Task Force consisting of State Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola (R – North Greenbush) and Ed Kowalski, Director of 9/11 Families for a Secure America.

    The licenses were issued to foreign visitors present in the United States legally, but a temporary basis, which is a normal practice in New York State. However, these particular licenses were issued as part of ‘Phase 1’ of former Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to issue driver’s licenses to all residents of New York—regardless of immigration status—and in contravention to normal DMV policy, did not contain a “Temporary Visitor” stamp. This practice was later abolished, although the so-called “Spitzer licenses” were never recalled.

    In April 2008, DMV Commissioner David Swarts proposed that the state had no legal authority to revoke the licenses, although William Film, a Deputy County Clerk in charge of a DMV Office, disagreed at today’s hearing at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan.

    Jim Staudenraus, a concerned citizen who testified at the hearing and had previously taken legal action in STAUDENRAUS V. SPITZER against Spitzer’s original driver’s license plan, maintained that even if the DMV were to flag the license holders in question and require them to update their immigration status when renewing their licenses, significant voter fraud had already occurred due to the licenses and is likely to continue.

    Due to the Federal Motor Voter Law, New York is required to provide individuals with the opportunity to register to vote at the same time that they apply for a driver’s license or seek to renew a driver’s license. According to the New York Post, while it is up to the local boards of election to determine who is eligible to vote, it is rare that election officials check into a person’s legal status, especially if they have identifying information on their voter-registration form like a driver’s license.

    “The right to vote is the most sacred in any Democracy. When you consider how many Americans have fought and died for that right, it is an outrage that New York State has provided non-citizens with a laminated invitation to vote fraud,” Staudenraus said.

    Testimony was heard from Brian Zimmer, President of the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, which noted that as issued, the Spitzer licenses are permanent instruments. Documentation provided by Zimmer indicated that under current DMV policy, no valid proof of immigration status would be required for these license holders to renew them in indefinite eight year increments, even though they may have overstayed their visa by that time.

    Dr. Stephen Steinlight of the Center for Immigration Studies felt that these Spitzer licenses pose a serious threat to national security.

    “The driver’s license is the mother of all validating documents, possessing one opens a myriad of doors,” Steinlight said. “It did for the 9/11 mass murderers. I’m sure we all share the nightmare it has already enabled terrorists to transport dirty bombs in suitcases in the trunks of cars all across America. It has fueled the financial meltdown. It also represents the potential for massive voter fraud in the upcoming Presidential and Congressional elections. All one needs is a driver’s license.”

    The panel listened to expert testimony on potential solutions to avert voter fraud and a national security nightmare caused by this administrative action taken by Governor Spitzer and the DMV which was never vetted through the legislature. Ball and Merola plan to deliver a written report on or about January 1, 2009.

    “With all of the recent allegations leveled against ACORN, it makes me uneasy to hear that this kind of voter fraud potential exists here in New York because of Spitzer licenses,” Ball said. “What genuinely frightens me though, is that the DMV really has no idea if terrorists looking for ‘breeder documents’ knew about these Spitzer licenses and may already be embedded here to stay because of them. From this day forward, my mission is to ensure that these 23,000 licenses are scrutinized against the FBI national database, scrubbed against the voter registration rolls, and brought into compliance with the Real ID Act so that the expiration of the license will not postdate the expiration of the visa used to obtain it.”



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